This book is a comprehensive guide to the medical treatment of epilepsy and written for physicians in practice and those in training who take care of patients with seizures. It presents a review of every aspect of treatment that are considered prior to referring a patient for evaluation.
Table of Contents
"General Principles When to Treat Seizures, W. Allen Hauser Pharmacologic Principles, Henn Kutt Fundamentals of Drug Therapy, Roger J. Porter Antiepileptic Drugs in Children, W. Edwin Dodson and James D. Reggin Antiepileptic Drugs in the Elderly, Fletcher H. McDowell Treatment Overview Neonatal Seizures, Cesare T. Lombroso Infantile Spasms, O. Carter Snead III Febrile Seizures, N. Paul Rosman Generalized Epilepsies, Dieter Janz and Walter Christe Partial Seizures, Noel Callaghan Treatment of Nonepileptic Events Presenting as Seizures Psychogenic Nonepileptic Events, John R. Gates Syncope, Douglas L. Wood and Bernard J. Gersh Parasomnias, Neil B. Kavey and Jamie Whyte Paroxysmal Dyskinesias, David A. Bennett When to Consider a Surgical Evaluation Indications for Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation, Prakash Kotagal and Hans Luders Corpus Callosotomy, Alexander G. Reeves Hemispherectomy, Jean-Guy Villemure Cerebral Angiomas Presenting with Seizures, Michael J. Aminoff Antiepileptic Drugs Ethosuximide, Allan L. Sherwin Valproate, J. Christine Dean and J. Kiffin Penry Phenytoin, Ilo E. Leppik Carbamazepine, D. Schmidt and E. Rohrer Oxcarbazepine, Lennart Gram and Peder Klosterskov-Jensen Vigabatrin, Paul J. Schechter Clobazam, Michael R. Trimble Clonazepam and Nitrazepam, Albert L. Larbrisseau Clorazepate Dipotassium, Alan Joseph Wilensky Diazepam, Henn Kutt Intermittent Home Treatment of Epileptic Relapses with Diazepam, Cesare T. Lombroso Lorazepam, Henn Kutt and Stanley R. Resor, Jr. Phenobarbital, Brian B. Gallagher Mephobarbital, W. D. Hooper and M. J. Eadie Primidone, Blaise F. D. Bourgeois Methsuximide, Basim M. Uthman and B. J. Wilder Phensuximide, Michael E. Newmark Phenacemide, Steven B. Coker Progabide, Pierre Loiseau and Bernard Duche Mephenytoin, Allan S. Troupin Ethotoin, Frank J. Ritter Acetazolamide, Stanley R. Resor, Jr. and Louise D. Resor Sulthiame, Wolfgang K. Baier and Herman Doose Other Treatments ACTH and Prednisone: Use in Seizure Disorders Other Than Infantile Spasms, O. Carter Snead III Ketogenic Diets, Douglas R. Nordli, Jr., Dorcas Koenigsberger, Joanne Schroeder, and Darryl C. De Vivo Drugs for Myoclonus L-5-Hydroxytryptophan, Melvin H. van Woert and Eunyong Chung Piracetam, Stephen Q. Shafer Special Problems Brand-Name Antiepileptic Drugs Versus Generics, Hart de Coudres Peterson Drugs That Can Precipitate Seizures, Brian K. Alldredge and Roger P. Simon Psychological Testing, Gregory P. Lee and David W. Loring Genetic Influences on Susceptibility to Seizures, Ruth Ottman Investigational Treatments Felbamate, Ilo E. Leppik and Harvey J. Kupferberg Electrical Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve, J. Kiffin Penry and J. Christine Dean Electrical Stimulation of the Thalamus, Francisco Velasco, Marcos Velasco, and Hilda Alcala Intravenous Immunoglobulins, K. van Rijckevorsel-Harmant and M. Delire Legal and Regulatory Issues"
". . .belongs in the libraries of neurologists, pediatricians, and other physicians who take care of patients with epilepsy. . . . . .there is an immense amount of practical information in this book, which encompasses virtually every aspect of the medical management of seizures. "
---The New England Journal of Medicine
". . .contains information not found in many other textbooks on epilepsy and should be regarded as essential to the practice of most neurologists. "
---Mayo Clinic Proceedings